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Turn Stress Into Your Best Ally

Professional athletes learn to turn stress to their advantage. The High-Performance Psychologist for the Seattle Seahawks shares how you can too.<p>We’ve often been told stress is the enemy.<p>Stress has been linked to illnesses including cardiovascular disease and even cancer. While stress has been made …

Seattle Seahawks

5 Ways To Inspire And Encourage Everyone You Work With

You have an all-star team and vision for miles–What’s missing? Bring your focus back to your people’s potential with these tips from the authors of Everything Connects.<p>“Nobody succeeds in a silo. Whatever we venture–personal, professional, philanthropic, political, or private–we must remember the …

Philanthropy

If You Can Stay Off Your Phone For 10 Freaking Minutes, Kids In Need Will Get Clean Water

This new Tap Project app challenges you to raise money for World Water Month by staying away from your smartphone.<p>Last year, UNICEF’s Tap Project and agency Droga5 challenged you to turn your Facebook network into a fundraising network to help provide clean water to people in need. Now, for the …

WhatsApp Announces In-App Phone Calls Are Coming This Year

WhatsApp, the new $16 billion crown jewel in Facebook’s war chest, just announced that it will be adding phone calls to its cross-platform text messaging service in Q2 of this year.<p>Right now, though, we know very little about what the voice calling feature will look like or how it will be …

Apps

See Your Beloved Hipster Brands Transformed Into Uncool Corporate Giants

Some brands have more integrity than others. Or at least, some brands go to great lengths to portray themselves that way. They cater to the more discerning consumer, the one that’s conscious of not selling out–even if this ideal costs a bit more. The positioning affects every aesthetic decision, …

Want To Change Your (Bad) Habits? Try Design

We tend to think of our New Year’s resolutions as psychological challenges. But applying some design thinking to our lives may make it much easier to eat less meat or call our mothers more.<p>If your New Year’s resolutions are a hazy memory at this point–and if willpower alone isn’t helping you, say, …

How Internet Ads Work

One of the most complex computational networks on the planet is responsible for showing you annoying banner ads. Yup, even ours.<p>Look to the top of the page. See that banner ad? Believe it or not, that hasn’t just been randomly squirted out to you. It is a calculation made by one of the most complex …

Advertising

Frida von Fuchs – Visual Identity

Frida von Fuchs – Design Agency Identity.<p>Frida von Fuchs is a Berlin, Germany-based design agency. They work mainly with a handful of freelancer …

The Sunday Times - Icons

When I saw this video I was so impressed that I had to post it here on Abduzeedo. The video is titled "ICONS" and it was created for the Sunday Times …

Mad Men

Back On Track Green Monster (Banana

Aside from my current career in the food business, many of you may not know that I also moonlight as a Barber. The job is not to be taken lightly as …

Lobstercycle: Motorcycle Sculpture Made From Lobster Shell

Photo: orzzs.com - via Daily Picks and Flicks<p>Remember that centipede crab that John posted yesterday? When it needs to go somewhere fast, it doesn't …

Eating out in Japanese: a guide to Japan's restaurants

The Japanese love to eat out, and the profusion of culinary options, even in the smallest towns, can be overwhelming. There’s something for every taste and budget, from humble slurp-and-go noodle stands, to refined traditional eateries serving seasonal fare. With Japan’s range of dishes and cooking …

Japan

22 Animated Neon Posters From Classic Movies

The hypnotic, sexy, sleazy and tacky neon versions of the all-time classics.<p>Follow the author on Twitter.

What Gaudí's Sagrada Familia Will Look Like in 2026

The <i>Sagrada Famlia</i>, a world-famous Catholic church in Barcelona designed by the late renowned architect Antoni Gaud, is set to finally complete construction in the year 2026 after over a century of work. Having first embarked on the ambitious architectural project in 1882, Gaud took his time …

Barcelona

The Verge fall reading list

Autumn is a great time to cozy up at home and get to all the reading you missed out on during the summer. The barbecues are over, the holidays aren't here yet, and your friends will probably believe you if you say you're "busy" this weekend. Sure, there's plenty of television to watch, too, but you …